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The 350-billion-baht water management scheme is unlikely to boost flood prevention capabilities much because each project module has not been designed to deal with extreme weather, a Senate panel says. 

Thanawat Jarupongsakul, spokesman of the Senate sub-committee examining the budget for the scheme, said project designs need to be reviewed to take climate change into account.

Mr Thanawat said the government is embarking on the most expensive project in the country’s history to deal with flood problems, but a study has revealed the scheme will only limit flood damage slightly.

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